Thursday, April 10, 2008

The In-finite

4/10/2008--How to think the finite and the infinite. This seems to be the problem for secularism.

But, look at the word. The infinite is literally “in” the finite. That is the message of Hallowed Secularism. You don’t lose eternity by living the here and now. But the taste of eternity you can get here and now is all there is. There is no other eternity--not for us. We are finite creatures.

As Buber suggested, somewhere, in explaining why he had no interest in heaven: if we were eternal, we would not be who we are. And Buber had no interest in the different beings we would then become.

There are no human beings in heaven. And there would be no human beings on the Great Day of Resurrection.

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